John of God does not fit into the description of psychic surgeons from the Philippines and elsewhere. Over the years I have seen a constant flow of the medical establishment visit the Casa from Houston and all over the world: doctors, surgeons and emergency physicians. If what this article says were true then they would be not flocking here constantly and assisting him in his surgeries which take place with no anesthetic or sterilization. I have seen many of these physicians return more than once and they definitely take what they see here very seriously. The Brazilian military has given John of God awards and the center has been regularly visited by Brazilian military medical physicians and he has recently treated former Brazilian president Lula.